I: Story of the World, Triumph -> Haleakala Crater, Kamaole Sands, Home Again
II: Once the Fiddler Paid, Mindless Dribble -> Above the Waves** -> Mindless Dribble -> Floes -> House Dog Party Favor
E: Pygmy Twylyte -> Run Like Hell -> Pygmy Twylyte -> Run Like Hell
** - inverted version
Sector boundary errors corrected, fades and seek tables added by Dave Cooke (02/09/2004)
All songs except the encore were originally debuted at the Wetlands; the encore pairing was an ode to a classic piece of Disco Biscuits music, the 12/29/98 Pygmy -> RLH and possibly the 1/30/97 Pygmy > RLH (both also from the Wetlands).
October 18, 2010 Subject:
Definitely in my personal top 10
This is an amazing show from start to finish. I would give anything to have been into these guys back when they were playing like this. That's not to say I don't dig what they're doing now, but I love this style of playing/jamming. It's so cool to hear elements of what is now "Strobelights & Martinis" in Mindless Dribble here.
While this may not be the best show for someone who isn't familiar with the band, if you're already a fan, this is a great one to check out. Fantastic quality to boot.
August 25, 2010 Subject:
BEST BISCO AVAILABLE
This taper contains by far my favorite show from tDB. Amazing Story. Fiddler: I wish Barber gave as much effort today on this song as he used to.
dribble > waves >< dribble is an awesome sequence for people just getting into the band who know Strobelights, but this version means so much more.
Then to the encore... pure insanity. This is an excellent taper, I ended up getting the soundboard, and listen to both about equally. For PT>RLH>PT>RLH I always listen to the taper. With each segue the crowd rages harder and harder.
Great songs, well played, great recording, MUST HAVE for anyone remotely interested in this band.
June 8, 2010 Subject:
quite possibly best ever here...
i know for sure this is personally my favorite bisco show with a setlist out of this world, but this could also easily be in the top 5 greatest bisco shows ever. this source is good but a little bass heavy to the point of drowning out the music so i just shelled out for the board cause i have yet to come across a set like this, basically all my persoanl favorite bisco songs. so my review is mostly based off personal taste but either way you look at it this show is fucking fire. 4 stars only cause the sound quality
November 7, 2009 Subject:
B4 it all changed
This show was, as everyone agrees, phenomenal!! I remember the whole weekend fondly....a night of the new deal followed by two nights of bisco at one of the best clubs NY or the planet ever knew....for me, the two nights at haymaker festival in virginia are the only bisco better...and only barely and maybe for my own personal reasons.....
anyhow...this will always be my last memory of NY pre 9-11(I came up for D.C. for this weekend) I remember coming back uptown on the subway after this show with a train full of kids as jacked up after the show as I was.....a couple weeks later wetlands was gone as well a lot lot more....
anyhow, great great memories of this show....and then of course there was the MUSIC
October 24, 2008 Subject:
The story sets the stage, and a beautiful once the fiddler paid, a version that is really awsome, and the whole shows follows suit, i really wish they were still this good, i wonder what caused such a deterioration in their play
November 25, 2007 Subject:
Strobelight and Martinis answer
First off, the show is amazing.
Secondly, this is the story of Strobelights and Martinis. The style of Dribble jam present in this show was a rehearsed thing and used all throughout the Sept. '01 tour (as well as a couple shows in April '03). However, the particular jam from this show was cut up in the studio and remixed for Bisco Lives II as the track "Strobelights and Martinis". That song was then debuted live on 2/16/07 and incorporated into the band's reportoire.
November 24, 2007 Subject:
SICK!!! but about stroblites and martinis
so this show is top 3 ever IMHO, but it should be noted that...(taken from the below review)
"I think for those of you who really like the mindless dribble here, should know or would like to know that there is a strobelights and martinis jam in the middle of mindless"
i think the segment in mindless was improvised at this show and it was such a great moment that it became known as "stroblites and martinis" and started being played at other shows. just like "king of the world" came from the "flab slab" jam on 5-6-99. can someone confirm this?
Reviewer:mike d. -
November 24, 2007 Subject:
I've had this show for about three years now, maybe more.I don't know. But, it never gets old. I fucking love this show. Story is SICK. The rest of set one is ok,but set two... holy shit.If you're wearing a hat,take it off cause the second set will blow it right off your skull. Fiddler is beautiful(my personal favorite) then it just gets evil after that. Get this show now. you'll be glad you did
August 18, 2007 Subject:
Thanks for posting this! Excellent all around. I think for those of you who really like the mindless dribble here, should know or would like to know that there is a strobelights and martinis jam in the middle of mindless. And its a good one!
April 27, 2007 Subject:
Say Hello to my Lil Friend...
Like Pacino in Scarface this show absolutely dominates.
From the outset and the Story opener it's evident that more than just another show lie in store. Story pushes the limits of sound and synergy and serves as a sonic precursor of things to come. Triumph is a fine choice to follow. While it may not live up to other more recent versions you will hear bare in mind it is one of the first ever played, and thus unique in that regard. Additionally, listen for the slight Story tease toward the end -- immediately followed by a serene streaming segue of which Haleakala Crater emerges. Very cool. Haleakala is rare and has beautiful lyrics so good stuff there. Kamole starts off smoking and then gets slightly psychedelic before settling back within its theme. Very solid version. Home Again is high energy and a great choice to end a very good 1st set.
Set 2 in any fair assessment obliterates nearly any other set ever played -- possibly by any band, ever. Once the Fiddler is rare and rages, but more then that it allows you to be caught off guard by what comes next. Mindless Dribble begins what is easily one of the most memorable song strains ever assembled by the Biscuits. DRIBBLE>WAVES>DRIBBLE>FLOES>HOUSEDOG knows no equal. Dribble is the sickest ever played and displays what I call the imminent evil jam (5 mins in). Roughly 18 mins in it becomes clear that a perverse inversion of Waves is next. Waves soars to all new heights before crashing back into Dribble. Jedi like jamming ensues characteristic only of 9/1/01. Listen for the first allusions of Floes around the fifteen minute mark. Floes is the best I've ever heard, is monstrously entertaining, and segues into Housedog with jaw dropping precision. The Housedog is utterly out of control easily dwarfing any other version I've heard.
The encore picks up right where set 2 leaves off -- super tight playing only overshadowed by extraordinary seging. Pygmye leads off, then into Run Like Hell. Run sprints out of the gate, back into the Pygmy Twilight briefly, then redefines raging one last time with the back end of Run.
In sum, raging redefined is a fine way to think of 9/1/01. I'll leave it at that.
November 9, 2005 Subject:
Days To Remember
I attended this show and remember it as the closing of the Wetlands Biscuit Style. Ten days before 9/11, the disco biscuits pulled out all the songs that were debuted at the Wetlands. All the Biscuit tunes were written and debuted once but never were so many classics performed for the first time then at the beloved Wetlands. The funny thing about the Wetlands is that the venue itself was kind of a hole in the wall with an ackward stage set up where the front of the stage was narrow and most people danced on the sides never actually looking straight onto the band. My buddy Gabe and I drove down from Vermont for this show. Sammy was nice enough to buy us shots of Jack before the show. The point is, this was a celebration night of how far the Biscuits had come...there songs had become classics in just a few short years. At the same time, the Wetlands was closing its doors and in turn closing a place that helped so many neo-jam-hippie-conscious-passionate bands get their start. The originator of this club lives in Brattleboro,VT now. I see him often. He is a normal guy who just loved music and wanted a space to talk about social issues. Thank you Larry and thanks for helping the Biscuits along the way by providing a venue where these classics could get a start. Stellar show and for that matter stellar composition and musicianship.
this show is great. the biscuits were really on fire tonight. this is a must have. if you don't rank this atleast in their top 10 you don't know what the fuck the disco biscuits are!
December 13, 2004 Subject:
I couldn't agree more: this is as good as it gets!
Much has been written about this show and I have to chime in with the others: this is a phenomenal show! I didn't bother with the first set due to the lack luster reviews, but the second set is as good as everybody writes. I think that in general, Disco Biscuit recordings don't sound good unless the sound quality is especially high and fortunately you have that here. I haven't been able to take it out of my stereo since I burned the set. Between the amazing jams and great sound quality, this is a guaranteed winner!
September 1, 2004 Subject:
happy birthday 9-1-01
goosebumps!!! i've been listening to biscoradio for weeks straight now, to the point of bisco-numbness. yet this show broke through my fuzzy cloud and inspired many occurances of the thought, "wow, best ever"
...is what you can hear people shouting during the encore applause, and their exclamations aren't without merit. This first set is decent, with a good Story and Kamaole, but it does have what I think is the worst Triumph ever, segued to a weak Crater. But nevermind that. Set 2 makes up for that times 1000.
After an unusually great Fiddler, the Biscuits begin a musical journey that ranks right up there with some of the best music I've heard. It's up there with Dead 5-11-72, moe. bonnaroo '02, Phish NYE 95, Panic NYE 99, Umphrey's 10-5-02, Kimock 9-6-01, etc. That may be saying a lot, but just listen to the Floes>House Dog for what may be the greatest Bisco jam ever. The Waves in between a Dribble sandwich that precedes it is epic too, but man, the Floes>HDPF is incredible. Brownstein was dropping major bombs all night. The encore is crazy too with a reprise of the peak in the Floes jam right before the final RLH crescendo. It's fitting that the last comment you hear from someone in the audience right before the recording ends is "Best show ever."
The sound quality is fantastic, as you can hear the audience but it's never distracting, and the clarity of the instruments is superb.
If you do nothing else today, download this show. No Biscuits collection is complete without it.
Reviewer:augustus west -
July 29, 2004 Subject:
....good ol wetlands
crystal clear recording!! great job. I hope 9/2 shows up..
June 25, 2004 Subject:
Beginning to End throwdown
Set 1 is fantastic
set 2 is fantastic
What are you waiting for?
March 7, 2004 Subject:
One of the best shows I've ever seen!
I was there that night, and I'll never forget it. The energy really translates well on disc. If you havn't heard this show, get it now...it's a MUST HAVE.
The Story of the World completely rages. The Kamaole Sands is excellent as well. Lots of energy.
Set 2 is one of the best sets this band has ever played (if not THE best). The jams between songs are simply amazing. Especially the Floes > House Dog. WOW! I'll never forget how crazy the Wetlands was when they were in the midst of that jam. I love this band!
February 22, 2004 Subject:
Set 1 is weak...but the amazing second set more than makes up for it!
Set 2 is outstanding. It contains many jams that are tight and cohesive. The melody that Aron Magner (the keyboardist/synthist) plays during the Mindless Dribble jam was stuck in my head for weeks! The sound quality of this seed is outstanding.... I only gave it a rating of 4 because set 1 was so poorly played.
February 12, 2004 Subject:
this is one of the best bisco shows, the STOW is real good and the show is worth donwloading just for the Floes-> House Dog. the source also sounds REALLY good, crisp and clear in a nice, small venue, one of the best aud out there. seriously, check this out. floes jam, wow.
February 12, 2004 Subject:
the certified heat
this show grabs you by the ballies from the SotW and doesn't look back. This show is superb, no doubt about it